|Celebrating Legacy of High Chief|
Life And Times of Felix Pere-Kalama, High Chief
on May 10, 2021
High Chief Felix Pere-Kalama was born on the 21st of July 1951 To Parent From Agbere and Asamabiri Communities In Sagbama Local Government Area Of Bayelsa State.
After attending Primary Schools At Agbere And Asamabiri, He travelled to Ghana to attend St. John’s Grammar School, Achimota From 1965 To 1969 And successfully obtained GCE Ordinary Level.
Worked as an Accounts Clerk with the United Insurance Company Ltd (UNIC) 53 Marina, Lagos From January 1970 to December 1971 Before Joining Africa Continental Bank (ACB), Head Office, Lagos As Accounts Clerk From January 1972 To 1975.
He resigned from his employment and left for further studies at the South West London College, Tooting Broadway, London from 1975 To 1977.
He qualified as an Associate of The Institute Of Bankers (ACIB), London In April 1976 And also earned a Post Graduate In Administrative Management, London in April 1977.
He was elected Fellow Of The Institute Of Bankers (FCIB), London In 1986 followed by the Fellowship Of Chartered Institute Of Bankers Of Nigeria In 1987.
He was also an Associate Of The Chartered Institute Of Taxation Of Nigeria (ACITN) Since March 2014.
With over 17 Years Post Qualification Banking Experience, starting as a Management Trainee with Union Bank Of Nigeria Ltd as an Assistant Manager in 1980 and ended as Acting Head Of Advances Department, Head Office Lagos.
He voluntarily resigned from his appointment as a Senior Management Staff In July 1994 and went into the Private business of Contracting and Consulting.
He was subsequently appointed Non-Executive Director with IMB (International Bank Plc), Victoria Island Lagos from March 2005 to May 2006.
From May 1989 to September 1992, he was also appointed by The Rivers State State Government as a Director In The Board Of Michelin Nigeria Ltd.
He was also nominated and elected in absentia as Chairman of the Defunct Asamabiri Community Bank From 1993 to 1995.
He also served as Executive Director in the Bayelsa State Board Of International Revenue From 2012 to February 2015.
Besides being a community Chief, (THE AMATARI OF AGBERE 2004), he is also a High Chief of TARAKIRI KINGDOM (THE EBEGAOWEI OF TARAKIRI 2007) and TUNGBENGHAOWEI OF KABOWEI CLAN BAYELSA STATE 2013.
His hobbies include swimming, listening to music, and current affairs.
Home Town: AGBERE/BY/NG
1967 – 1969 St. John’s Grammar School, Achimota, GCE
1971 Accounts Clerk, United Insurance Company Ltd
1972 – 1975 Clerk, Africa Continental Bank (ACB)
1975 – 1977 South West London College, PGD
1976 The Institute Of Bankers(ACIB) London, Associate
1977 – 1979 Management Trainee, Union Bank Of Nigeria LTD
1980 – 1984 Assistant Manager/Head Of Advances Department, African Continental Bank (ACB)
1986 Fellow Of The Institute Of Bankers(FCIB), Fellow
1987 Fellowship Of The Chartered Institute Of Bankers Of Nigeria, Fellow
1989 – 1992 Director, Board of Michelin Nigeria LTD
1993 – 1995 Chairman, Asamabiri Community Bank
2004 The Amatari of Agbere
2005 – 2006 Non Executive Director, IMB International Bank Plc
2007 The Ebegaowei of Tarakiri
2012 – 2015 Executive Director, Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue
2013 Tungbenghaowei of Kabowei Clan, Bayelsa state
2014 Chartered Institute Of Taxation of Nigeria(ACTIN), Associate
The Dounbebe Pelei of Agbere, the Kalama – Wenikumo family of Suomuwari compound of Ofoniawo quarters of Asamabiri, the Ayaowei Pelei of Agbere and the Eyie/Abio Pelei of Agbere, all in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State regret to announce the transition of their son, brother, father and grandfather.
HIGH CHIEF FELIX PERE KALAMA,
The Ebegaowei of Tarakiri Clan
1951 – 2021
HE IS SURVIVED BY:
Pastor Michael Miri
Chief Edwin Aroh
Mrs. Kate Abidde
Mrs. Harriet Okoya – Daughter
Mr. Binaebi Kalama – Son
Dr. (Mrs.) Eniye Nyeche – Daughter
Miss Alaere Kalama – Daughter
Mr. Ovie Imo Jack – Step Son
Mr. Olaimen Imo Jack – Step Son
Mr. Ebi Okoya
Mrs. Joan Kalama
Dr. Onyeche Nyeche
Mr. Alaowei M. Kalama
Rev. Steve Kalama
Dr. John Kalama
Mr. Anderson Akiya
High Chief Kemi A. Prefa
Mr. Kojo Nimizigha
Prof. Charles C. Tawari
Mr. Roland Ekperi
Mr. O.C. Ekadi
Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh rtd
Queen Josephine Ezonbodor-Torru
Chief Mrs. Akpoaboere J. Ande
HRH Stephen Pere Albert
(Abubu III of Odoni Kingdom)
Dr. Tarila Nikade
Mr. Nanade Fred Nanade
Mr. Pabraebiowei Empere
Pastor Peter Prefa
Mr. Ngonimi Mirinn
Dr. Kempade Alfred Nimizigha
Mr. Daniel Akwagbe
Mr. Kobina Johnson
Pastor Epowei Koko
Rev. Vincent Dowell
Madam Ladebi Omemu
Hon. Mrs Vivian O. Ogboru
Mrs. Ekiotonye Fawei
Mrs. Epebigba Abein
Miss Selekebena Afere
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES
Friday 21st May, 2021
10am – Body leaves FMC Mortuary
12 noon – Body arrives his hometown, Agbere Community
12:15pm – Body arrives his residence and will be received by Tarakiri/Agbere Council of Chiefs.
12:30pm – Traditional Rights by Tarakiri/Agbere Council of Chiefs.
8:00pm till dawn – Traditional wake-keep – Music by Barrister Smooth.
Saturday 22nd May, 2021.
10am – Service of songs/Funeral Service
Venue: Old borrow pit, Agbere
12:30pm – Interment at his country home, Ayama quarters, Agbere
1:00pm – Reception, Old Borrow pit, Agbere
Dr Tarila Nikade & Mr Binaebi Kalama
For the family.